First off, I want to say that long ago I tried Xanax recreationally, and I didn't think it was that great, but I have known many people who used/abused/were addicted to it. The majority of the people that I have known that used Xanax illegally were the ones that used them to come down off a meth bender. One woman I dated (for a very short time). She ended up being more addicted to Xanax than she had ever been with meth. Like any substance that has a potential of abuse, I think some people are more prone to be addicted to a certain drug more than others. Xanax was her's. Have you heard of people getting hooked on Xanax because they used it to come down off other drugs?